I believe that transparency from companies is essential in helping consumers understand how their values line up with manufacturers. If someone sees a world problem they are passionate about, then transparency will help them be more knowledgeable about their decisions on which companies to support. Demanding transparency can help highlight ethical and environmental issues in a company's manufacturing chain. In class, we talked about Patagonia announcing how they would be transparent about their down-live-plucking, which stirred lots of controversies. However, I support companies trying to attempt this as it reveals malpractices that even the companies themselves were not aware of.